Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL on the issue of life. As a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, a law that would have protected babies if they survived an attempted abortion and were delivered alive. When a similar bill was proposed in the United States Senate, it passed unanimously and even the National Abortion Rights Action League issued a statement saying they did not oppose the law.
Look. I was intrigued by Obama in the early days of the campaign, as a survey of this blog will show. I would like someone who can unify the nation, heal the divide between right and left, etc., etc. But could some of you Obamacons show me ONE example of how he would do this, or even ONE example of how he deviates from the leftwing of the Democratic party.
It is said that a candidate’s views on abortion don’t matter all that much, since there is little that a president can do about it. That’s just not true. George Bush has done a great deal for the pro-life cause, ushering in the partial-birth abortion ban and successfully working to get it upheld by the Supreme Court and standing firm in limiting the cannibalization of unborn children for their stem cells. Not to mention appointing good Supreme Court and lower level judges.
What case can possibly be made for a pro-lifer to support Obama? I really want to know.